Leopoldo L. DeFilippo Sr. of Hull, died August 18, 2014. Leo proudly served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne during World War II. He was a 7th infantry escort for the war dead, served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines, Nichols Field Luzon, and Japan. He was a part of the Roofers Union Local 33 and a member of the Sons of Italy. He never missed a Red Sox game and will be remembered for his dry humor and his generous nature. Those who knew him would describe him as a character, but a man of character. Family was his pride and joy and he will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (McGurr) DeFilippo, he was the devoted father to Caren A. Coppola and her husband Donald, Francesco L. DeFilippo and his wife Terry, Elisa R. DeFilippo, Leopoldo L. DeFilippo Jr., Teresa J. DeFilippo and her husband Kevin, and Marc DeFilippo; cherished grandfather to Nicole M. Rakitin and her husband Jason, Nicholas A. and Alana R. Coppola, Lukas H. Watkins, and Christina K. DeFilippo; doting great-grandfather of Amelia R. and Eden L. Rakitin; loving brother to Eleanor Emond and her husband Edward. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Friday 4-8 p.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), Hingham. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Marys Parish in St. Anns Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Leo may be made to Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 21, 2014